Here are 13 movies hitting Houston screens this week



This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows The Boss Baby / Ted Templeton, voiced by Alec Baldwin, center, and young Tim Templeton, voiced by James Marsden, in a scene from “The Boss Baby: Family Business”. (DreamWorks Animation via AP)

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Here are some of the new movies hitting theaters or streaming, streaming, renting or buying this week.

“The Boss Baby: family business”

The sequel to the 2017 animated hit About a Baby Carrying a Briefcase features the voices of Alec Baldwin, James Marsden, Amy Sedaris, Jeff Goldblum, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow.

Classified PG. Opens July 2 throughout Houston; Streaming begins July 2 on Peacock Premium.

“The 8th Night”

South Korean horror film about a monk who tracks down a demon with humans.

Rated TV-MA. Streaming begins July 2 on Netflix.

“The street of fear, part 1: 1994”

RL Stine’s “Fear Street” series is the basis of this horror thriller about a group of teenagers confronted with the evil that has haunted their city for 300 years.

Rated R. Starts streaming July 2 on Netflix.

“The purge forever”

In the latest installment of the horror franchise, the purge – in which the laws against murder and chaos are lifted – is no longer limited to a certain time of year. Josh Lucas and Will Patton are the stars.

Rated R. Opens July 2 throughout Houston.

“The God Committee”

Kelsey Grammer, Janeane Garofolo and Julia Stiles star in this drama in which an organ transplant committee has one hour to decide which of the three patients will receive a heart.

Unclassified. Starts streaming July 2 on various platforms.

“Haseen Dillruba”

Hindi mystery thriller from India in which a woman is suspected of murdering her husband.

Rated TV-MA. Streaming begins July 2 on Netflix.


Low-key Japanese martial arts film about a hitman, who conceals his identity while working as a cook in a restaurant, who discovers he’s the one with a target on his back.

Unclassified. Streaming begins July 2 on Hi-YAH! TV; starts airing on July 20 on various platforms.

“I carry you with me”

Part drama and part documentary, it’s a 30-year love story as two young gay men from ’90s Mexico find refuge in each other and must decide if they are. want to try a better life in the United States.

Classified R. Opening July 2 at the Regal Greenway Grand Palace, Houston.

“Warriors of Silat: act of death”

Fans of any of the Indonesian action films in the “The Raid” franchise might be interested in this low-budget Malaysian affair starring the Southeast Asian martial art silat. . When a tough gang tries to take over a family’s land – however, to be fair, the family’s stray son has lost the act of balaclavas while playing – the punches and kicks start flying. .

Unclassified. Starts streaming July 6 on various platforms; Available July 6 on DVD and Blu-ray.

“Summer of Soul (… Or, when the revolution couldn’t be televised”

Images from the 1969 Harlem Music Festival – featuring Sly & the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, the Staple Singers, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, BB King and many more – had long been buried. But Roots drummer and late-night conductor Questlove tracked it down, turning it into a gripping documentary about the music and tenor of the time. Quite fascinating.

Classified PG-13. Opening July 2 at AMC Gulf Pointe, Houston; AMC Willowbrook, 24; AMC Deerbrook, Houston; AMC Yorktown, Houston; AMC Katy Mills, Katy; AMC First Colony 24, Sugar Land; Fountains AMC 18, Stafford; Le Grand 14, Conroe; AMC Brazos Stadium 14, Jackson Lake; Starts streaming on Hulu on July 2.

“Children of the Sun”

Iranian film about four children, who do odd jobs and commit petty crimes to get by, who see their lives changed when one of them has the opportunity to find an underground treasure.

Unclassified. Streaming begins July 2 at

“The One and Only Dick Gregory”

Documentary about the groundbreaking comedian with commentary by Wanda Sykes, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle and more.

Unclassified. Airing at 7 p.m. July 4 on Showtime.

“The war of tomorrow”

Chris Pratt plays a father sent 30 years into the future to fight an alien invasion. Yvonne Strahovski and JK Simmons co-starred. It’s a change of pace for director Chris McKay who directed “The Lego Batman Movie”.

Classified PG-13. Streaming begins July 2 on Amazon Prime.

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  • Cary Darling

    Cary Darling joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017 where he writes on arts, entertainment, and pop culture, with an emphasis on film and media. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he has served as a reporter or editor at the Orange County Register, the Miami Herald, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In addition, he has worked as a freelance writer for a number of publications including the Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News.



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